Best Movie Scenes

549 Memorable Bank Robberies, Car Chases, Duels, Haircuts, Job Interviews, Swearing Scenes, Window Scenes and Others, by Topic, 2d ed.

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About the Book

   When movie fans talk about their favorite films, they most often mention one or two particular scenes that they never tire of watching. This witty and engaging volume catalogs more than 500 of the most memorable scenes in movie history. Organized by theme, it recounts the best scenes featuring everything from accountants and adoption to whistling and windows. This diverting work proves to be an indispensable guide for anyone who has ever used a movie reference to illustrate a point or express their feelings.

About the Author(s)

Sanford Levine, a Brooklyn-based writer, has written a number of screenplays and a television episode of Father Dowling. A former taxi driver, salesman, dispatcher, managing editor, and journalist, he is also the author of a mystery series in which the main character writes an advice column with the premise that any problem can be solved by a scene from a movie.

Bibliographic Details

Sanford Levine
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 206
Bibliographic Info: 11 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7091-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0023-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Introduction  1

Accountant 3

Adoption 4

Alien Termination 6

Ant 7

Arithmetic 8

Baby 9

Bad Teachers 11

Ballet 11

Balloon 13

Ballpoint Pen 15

Bank Robbery 16

Bar Room 17

Baseball 19

Bathtub 22

Beach House 23

Bicycle 24

Bird 25

Blackmail 27

Body in Car Trunk 28

Brain Tumor 30

Briefcase 31

Bus Stop 33

Business Card 34

Button 36

Car Chase 37

Card 39

Cat 41

Cemetery 43

Christmas Card 45

Cigar 46

Cigarette Case 50

Cliff Jumping 51

Clock 53

Cooking 55

Cutlery 56

Dentist 57

Disappearances 59

Dueling 60

Elevator 62

False Teeth 64

Feather 66

Fishing 66

Flower 68

Fluttering Drapes 70

Food Mushing 71

Funny Walk 74

Greed 76

Haircut 78

Handcuff 80

Hanging 81

Heart Attack 82

Hitchhiking 84

Hitler 85

Horseplayer 87

Hunchback 88

Infidelity 89

Invitation Refusal 94

Job Interview 95

Laughing 96

Library 99

Marching Band 100

Marriage Proposal 102

Memory 105

Men’s Room 108

Mine Cave-in 110

Mirror 111

Model Airplane 114

Movie Theater 116

Museum 119

Name Mispronunciation 121

Neck Brace 123

Opera 124

Orchestra 125

Panhandling 128

Parking Meter 129

Pickpocket 130

Plagiarism 132

Poison 133

Prison 135

Psychiatrist 137

Restaurant 138

Running 141

Sagging Shoulders 143

Shadow 144

Shaving 145

Shoe 146

Shopping 148

Skiing 150

Slow Dancing 151

Spider 152

Steambath 154

Stuttering 156

Suicide 158

Swearing 161

Swimming Pool 162

Tango 164

Telephone 166

Train 169

Train Station 172

Umbrella 174

Vampire 176

Viagra 177

Whirlpool 179

Whispering 179

Whistling 180

Window 183

Epilogue  187

Index  18

Book Reviews & Awards

“offers movie buffs a catalog of some 500 movie scenes, chosen by various best-movie-scene clubs”—Reference & Research Book News; “Reviews of the first edition:” “one of the most entertaining film books…. Highly recommended”—Classic Images; “fun to browse…useful”—The Book Report; “ingenious”—American Cinematographer; “delightful”—South Dade News Leader; “a very good book”—Star Buyers Guide.